Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and More Stars Attend Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gianna's Public Memorial

Beyonce, Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Lopez and more celebrities gathered at the Los Angeles Staples Center to honor Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant

By Elyse Dupre Feb 24, 2020 7:28 PMTags

Fans and loved ones gathered at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Monday to honor the late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant with a celebration of life service.

The date—February 24, 2020—was truly significant. Two was the number on Gianna's basketball jersey and 24 was the number on Kobe's jersey. The number 20 represented both the number of years Kobe played for the Lakers and the number of years he was with his wife Vanessa Bryant.

Many attendees arrived at the Los Angeles Staples Center—which has often been referred to as "the house that Kobe built"—in their Lakers attire and were given booklets featuring photos of the Bryant family.

Several athletes and celebrities attended the public memorial. Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera performed and Jimmy Kimmel, Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Jordan gave moving speeches. Friends and family members attended the celebration of life, as well. At one point, Vanessa paid tribute to Kobe and Gianna in a touching speech.

"The outpouring of love and support that my family has felt from around the world has been so uplifting," she said at one point. "Thank you so much for all your prayers."

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To see more attendees, see the gallery below.

Beyoncé

The singer performed "XO" followed by "Halo."

Jay-Z

The rapper attended the celebration of life service.

Christina Aguilera

The singer performed a beautiful rendition of "Ave Maria."

Jimmy Kimmel

The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host fought back tears during his heartfelt speech.

Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez

The singer teared up during the public memorial.

Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union

The couple attended the celebration of life service at the Los Angeles Staples Center.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian & Kris Jenner

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner remembered Kobe and Gianna at the celebration of life service.

LL Cool J

The rapper attended the celebration of life service.

Alicia Keys

The Grammy winner played the piano at the celebration of life.

Phil Jackson

Jackson attended the public memorial.

Anthony Davis

The basketball player attended the celebration of life service.

Michael Jordan & Vanessa Bryant

The basketball star helped Kobe's wife off of the stage after her touching speech.

Snoop Dogg & Shante Broadus

The rapper and his wife remembered Kobe and Gianna at the public memorial.

Diana Taurasi

The basketball player gave a moving speech at the celebration of life service.

Shaquille O'Neal

The basketball star gave a touching speech at the celebration of life service.

Bill Russell, James Harden & Russell Westbrook

The basketball players remembered Kobe and Gianna at the celebration of life service.

Michael & Nicole Phelps

The Olympic swimmer and his wife attended the celebration of life service.

Steve Nash, Pau Gasol & Rick Fox

The basketball pros attended the public memorial. 

Stephen Curry & Ayesha Curry

The couple attended the public memorial.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The basketball star attended the celebration of life.

Kyle Kuzma

The athlete mourned Kobe and Gianna's deaths at the public memorial.

Luke Walton & John Salley

The coach and the basketball player mourned the deaths of Kobe and Gianna at the public memorial.

Kobe and Gianna died in a helicopter crash in January.  Seven others were killed in the tragic accident, as well: John Altobelli, a baseball coach  at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa; his wife, Keri Altobelli; their daughter, Alyssa AltobelliChristina Mauser, an assistant basketball coach at Kobe's Mamba Sports Academy; Payton Chester, who played on the team; her mother, Sarah Chester; and Ara Zobayan, the pilot.

Kobe and Gianna were laid to rest in a private funeral earlier this month.

All of the proceeds from the celebration of life ticket sales were donated to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. According to the website, the organization "exists to further Kobe and Gianna Bryant's legacy through charitable endeavors in sports."

For more information or to donate, please click here.